How do you find a nursing home facility in Florida that takes Medicaid?
Florida’ s Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) has created a governmental website that provides fantastic tips for finding a nursing home. Once you arrive at this website, click on Nursing Homes (right-hand side of page), and it will lead you to a wealth of information about how to proceed in selecting a nursing home facility.
This website also has a Facility/Provider Locator. It is a search engine that allows you to search for facilities in your area. Today, I searched for nursing home facilities in Manatee County that accepted Medicaid. It provided me with a list of THIRTEEN (13) facilities. I also searched for nursing home facilities in Sarasota County that accepted Medicaid. It provided me with a list of TWENTY-SEVEN (27) facilities.
You may notice that some facilities have received a Gold Seal designation. This is a designation awarded by the Governor pursuant to the Gold Seal Program instituted under Florida Statute Section 400.235. It is awarded to those nursing homes facilities that have demonstrated excellence in their industry. Today’s search listed TWENTY (20) facilities statewide.